Have you been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from COVID-19? You are now able to prove it with a digital certificate called the EU digital COVID certificate.
The European Union’s just launched digital COVID-19 certificate and the document integrates a QR code and digital signature, enabling people to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination as well as a recent test result, or proof of a previous COVID-19 infection.
The certificate is active starting 1 July 2021, for free, and if a country is not ready to issue certificates, other formats will be available in the meantime. Issued for free by their national authorities and recognized by all EU member states, as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, the EU digital COVID certificate is available in a national language and English and it can be either printed or displayed.
The certificate only sees COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the EU: AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
EU citizens vaccinated in a non-EU country can ask for their EU digital COVID certificate from the member state of their residence.
Although making it easier for you to travel safely through the EU, keep in mind that the certificate alone is not a travel document and you’ll still need your passport or ID.